WHAT TO LOOK FOR – A LOOK BACK

WHAT TO LOOK FOR – A LOOK BACK

nfl-a.jpg

[

2012-carey-250x250.jpg

]()

HOME SWEET HOME:Pittsburgh returned home in Week 2 after opening the 2012 season on the road. The Steelers, who beat the New York Jets 27-10, now have a 66-22-1 (.747) record at Heinz Field since it opened in 2001, the third-highest winning percentage of any team at a stadium since 1970 (minimum 25 games).

The Steelers have won 10 consecutive home openers, the longest active streak in the NFL.

The teams with the highest winning percentage at a stadium since 1970 (minimum 25 games):

TEAM

STADIUM

W-L-T

WIN PCT.

New England Patriots

Gillette Stadium*

67-14-0

.827

Miami Dolphins

Orange Bowl

101-22-1

.819

Pittsburgh Steelers**

*Heinz Field

66-22-1

.747

Minnesota Vikings

Metropolitan Stadium

64-23-1

.733

L.A. Rams

LA Memorial Coliseum

53-20-2

.726

Note: Ties prior to 1972 do not count in winning percentage.

  • Current NFL stadium

 

-- NFL --


TIGHT END MILESTONE: Dallas tight end JASON WITTEN had four catches in the Cowboys' 27-7 loss to Seattle, becoming the third tight end in NFL history with 700 in his career. In 10 seasons, Witten has 702 receptions.

Witten is also the second player in Cowboys history to reach 700 catches, joining Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver MICHAEL IRVIN(750).

The tight ends with the most receptions in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

YEARS

RECEPTIONS

Tony Gonzalez*

Kansas City, Atlanta

1997-2012

1,154

Shannon Sharpe

Denver, Baltimore

1990-2003

815

*Jason Witten

Dallas

2003-2012

702


Ozzie Newsome

Cleveland

1978-1990

662

Antonio Gates*

San Diego

2003-2012

597


  • Active

 

-- NFL --


WHAT TO LOOK FOR ON MNF:  One more note to keep in mind for tonight's *Monday Night Football *game between the Broncos and Falcons…

NO NEED TO PANIC: With tonight's Monday Night Football game between the Denver Broncos (1-0) and Atlanta Falcons (1-0) still to be played, six teams will have a perfect 2-0 record at the end of Week 2. That will leave 26 clubs with 1-1 or

0-2 records.

Since realignment in 2002, 70 of the 120 playoff teams (58.3 percent) began the year at either 1-1 or 0-2, including the Super Bowl XLVI champion New York Giants in 2011.

A look at how playoff clubs in 2010 and 2011 began their seasons:

*                                                                  2010                                                                                       2011*

Team

After 2 games

Playoff Result

Team

After 2 games

Playoff Result

Atlanta

1-1

Advanced to Divisional

Atlanta

1-1

Advanced to Wild Card

Baltimore

1-1

Advanced to Divisional

Baltimore

1-1

Advanced to Conf. Champ.

Chicago

2-0

Advanced to Conf. Champ.

Cincinnati

1-1

Advanced to Wild Card

Green Bay

2-0

Won Super Bowl XLV

Denver **

1-1

Advanced to Divisional

Indianapolis

1-1

Advanced to Wild Card

Detroit

2-0

Advanced to Wild Card

Kansas City

2-0

Advanced to Wild Card

Green Bay

2-0

Advanced to Divisional

New England

1-1

Advanced to Divisional

Houston

2-0

Advanced to Divisional

New Orleans

2-0

Advanced to Wild Card

New England

2-0

Advanced to Super Bowl XLVI

N.Y. Jets

1-1

Advanced to Conf. Champ.

New Orleans

1-1

Advanced to Divisional

Philadelphia

1-1

Advanced to Wild Card

N.Y. Giants

1-1

Won Super Bowl XLVI

Pittsburgh

2-0

Advanced to Super Bowl XLV

Pittsburgh

1-1

Advanced to Wild Card

Seattle

1-1

Advanced to Divisional

San Francisco

1-1

Advanced to Conf. Champ.


This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content

Advertising